Norquist pushes Sunday sales

Last week, Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, wrote members of the Georgia General Assembly noting that they “should be looking at every option to help balance the budget in a manner that does not raise taxes on already heavily burdened Georgia families and employers. Eliminating the prohibition on Sunday sales of alcohol would generate millions in revenue for the state without raising taxes.”

Norquist also writes, “States that passed legislation to permit Sunday sales in recent years have seen a positive impact on state coffers, increasing revenue by 5% – 7% on average, while realizing no negative social impact.” Of course, this is probably heresy for members of the Senate that have been quietly saying that they are for “liberty,” but have been doing everything they can to prevent a vote.

Here is the letter in full:

2 comments

  1. Brenda says:

    The FB Group – Georgians for Sunday Alcohol Sales – sent out the following press release with photo attachment of a flyer. The message for the GA Senators is “Uncork SB 10 and VOTE!”. Political wisdom says that SB 10 is better handled this year rather than next year during an election cycle.

    “Uncork SB 10 and VOTE!”
    Press Release: March 8, 2011, Snellville, GA

    The Facebook Group Georgians for Sunday Alcohol Sales has broadcast the attached flyer to all of the Georgia State Senators via email and Facebook. The flyer has also been made available in a high resolution PDF format for download and print to anyone sending a request to [email protected].

    Jamie Dempsey is the Spokesman/Contact for Georgians for Sunday Alcohol Sales and can be reached at 678-790-6722.”

  2. fishtail says:

    I just checked the lobbyist registration web site for Georgia, and, oddly, I did not find Grover Norquist’s name….his side-kick Ralph Reed must still be advising him.

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